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Officer-Involved Shootings

Officer-Involved Shootings

The Officer-Involved Shootings topic page provides news about cops in deadly confrontations, as well as tactical tips and columnists’ perspective on how to handle such situations. Most police officers will go through an entire career without discharging their weapon in the commission of their job. But on a daily basis, every single officer thinks about being in a gunfight.
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September 16, 2014
3 critical ways physics impacts long range gunfights Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

3 critical ways physics impacts long range gunfights

These physical factors don’t have much influence on practical handgun shooting — they matter more with rifle distances of 100 yards and more, and they’re critical with really long-range targets - Full Story
September 08, 2014
Considerations for evaluating officer-involved shootings Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Considerations for evaluating officer-involved shootings

Every use-of-force incident must be examined as a unique event — no two are alike — but we may be able to apply a few general concepts in our ‘after-action’ analysis - Full Story
August 29, 2014
Examining issues of time in the Ferguson shooting Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Examining issues of time in the Ferguson shooting

Left out of all of the so-called analysis in the mainstream media in the aftermath of the Ferguson OIS is any real examination of the science of human performance during rapidly-unfolding, high-stress events - Full Story
August 22, 2014
Ferguson's 6 top use-of-force questions: A cop's response Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Ferguson's 6 top use-of-force questions: A cop's response

According to Bureau of Justice Statistics data from 2008, there roughly 765,000 sworn officers in the United States — and an absurdly small number ever fire their weapons outside of training - Full Story
August 21, 2014
Who says Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Who says "Sorry, Ferguson" if force was justified?

If by some amazing constellation of probability that it is one day determined that Officer Darren Wilson was fighting for his life, who will be appointed to say “I’m sorry...”? - Full Story
August 09, 2014
How lack of sleep may cause deadly police errors Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How lack of sleep may cause deadly police errors

A recent study examined fatigue’s effects on 53 officers’ decision-making and reaction times when the officers were faced with deadly-force situations - Full Story
August 04, 2014
Can cops really avoid 'extra' shots? A realistic research review Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Can cops really avoid 'extra' shots? A realistic research review

The findings of a new study, obtained under stressful but nonthreatening laboratory conditions, comprise a starting point for understanding the human dynamics involved in promptly concluding a shooting episode - Full Story
July 24, 2014
What should I do if I get shot? P1 Community - The Question

What should I do if I get shot?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, "What should I do if I get shot?" Two former police... - Full Story
July 11, 2014
3 simple keys to cleaning your pistol magazines Mike Wood - Tactical Analysis

3 simple keys to cleaning your pistol magazines

A good magazine will make a pistol run like a felon on his ‘third strike’ but a bad one will make it choke like a chubby partner wolfing down his lunch too fast in between calls - Full Story
June 26, 2014
PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

"I got shot in the face": How I survived and healed

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story



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